Agatti Island Airport or Agatti Aerodrome is located in the city of Agatti in the union territory of Lakshadweep. It is a domestic airport. This airport is operated by Airports Authority of India and its airport code is AGX. Agatti airport provides a fast and convenient means of reaching the islands of Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep is a major tourist attraction of India It is a very popular beach destination among both national and international travelers. Reaching here by air takes much less time than reaching by ship. Other airports nearby are Cochin Garuda (245 NM) and Cochin Airport (253 NM). Cochin Airport is an international airport and tourists can easily fly to their international destinations from here.
Location of Agatti Island Airport
Agatti Island Airport is located 5 km south of Agatti in Lakshadweep. Its geographical coordinates are Longitude: 72° 12’ 0” E and Latitude: 10° 50’ 0” N. The runway length of this airport is 4235 ft.
Terminals of Agatti Island Airport
Agatti Island Airport is very small. It has only one terminal. Indian Airlines flights connect this airport to Cochin Airport. Pawan Hans Helicopters also connect this airport to other destinations in India.
Facilities available at Agatti Island Airport
Agatti Island Airport is very small and handles the very small number of domestic travelers. Airports do not have any extravagant lounges or restaurants but it offers basic facilities for the convenience of the travelers like drinking water, restrooms, taxi service and customer help service. Travelers can also avail wheel chair facility and medical assistance here.
Auto rickshaws are available to reach the city. There is also an arrangement of the ferry to Bangaram Island. This island is most popular among tourists and offers an international tourist resort. The resort has arranged for a ferry to reach to and from the airport.
Other hotels and resorts nearby are Agatti Island Beach Resort (200m), State Dak Bungalow (5km) and Bangaram Island Tourist Resort (12km).